On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 15, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Do we think that we know all there is to know about our faith? All there is to know about God our Father? Knowing about God is not the same as having a deep personal knowledge of Him through a relationship. Very much like the relationship between a child and his/her parents who have been with their child from the very beginning.  It is through Jesus that we can go deeper and deeper into that wonderful loving relationship. We are in communion.

Our God is all merciful and loving. He does not seek to destroy His living creation by consuming fire, but purify and make Holy. And when His people cry out to Him, He sends His shepherd to lead then Home to Him.

O Lord my God, let me bless and honour You by the way I lead my life.  I heed Your call to be a shepherd for Your people, grant me the Graces I need to carry out Your Will. Amen

First reading
Exodus 3:1-6,9-12

Moses was looking after the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, priest of Midian. He led his flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in the shape of a flame of fire, coming from the middle of a bush. Moses looked; there was the bush blazing but it was not being burnt up. ‘I must go and look at this strange sight,’ Moses said, ‘and see why the bush is not burnt.’
  Now the Lord saw him go forward to look, and God called to him from the middle of the bush. ‘Moses, Moses!’ he said. ‘Here I am,’ Moses answered. ‘Come no nearer,’ he said. ‘Take off your shoes, for the place on which you stand is holy ground. I am the God of your fathers,’ he said, ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.’ At this Moses covered his face, afraid to look at God.
  And the Lord said, ‘The cry of the sons of Israel has come to me, and I have witnessed the way in which the Egyptians oppress them, so come, I send you to Pharaoh to bring the sons of Israel, my people, out of Egypt.’
  Moses said to God, ‘Who am I to go to Pharaoh and bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?’ ‘I shall be with you,’ was the answer ‘and this is the sign by which you shall know that it is I who have sent you… After you have led the people out of Egypt, you are to offer worship to God on this mountain.’

Gospel
Matthew 11:25-27

Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’

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